Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru


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Under what conditions is democracy stable? What forces undermine or reinforce democratic institutions in Latin America? This book suggests answers to these questions in the context of Peru, one of Latin America's least stable democracies. It identifies the micro and macro causes that explain the gradual breakdown of democracy in the period between the 1980 transition from authoritarian rule and the 1992 suspension of the Constitution and closure of Congress by President Alberto Fujimore. Similar 'self-coups' were ...

Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru 1994, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312121532

1994 edition